Time for Outrage!
Time for Outrage! is a global poster campaign that gives acclaimed artists and members of the public a platform to voice what they are outraged about in the world today. The first edition took place between 18 July – 1 September 2017 on the prominent billboards of the Great Eastern Street Gallery Wall, London, with approximately 2.1 million passers-by per month. Participating ambassador artists include Jake and Dinos Chapman, John Cooper Clarke, Laure Prouvost, Linder Sterling, Robert Montgomery, Kendell Geers and John Isaacs. The ambassador's artworks were displayed alongside a selection from hundreds of posters of outrage created by the public in a free screen-printing workshop hosted by Alteria Art as part of Art Night London.
The project is a response to the eponymous book Indignez-Vous! (Time for Outrage!), in which author and French Resistance member Stéphane Hessel (1917-2013) tells the youth of today that their lives and liberties are worth fighting for. Remembering the ideals for which he risked his life, while never forgetting the evils against which he struggled, the writer and diplomat calls on all of us to take back the rights that have been jeopardised or taken away all together.
The London campaign is initiated by Alteria Art in collaboration with Zarina Rossheart of Unlimited Productions. With generous support of Gaia Art Foundation, Village Underground, Ace Hotel London and special thanks to Wren Artists and Portable Print Studio.
Alteria Art initiated the Time for Outrage! campaign in 2013, inviting seven emerging London-based artists to create designs for screen-printed posters. The political developments and aggravated eco-humanitarian crises since then have re-ignited the project. In 2017 an international network of creative voices (artists, poets, musicians, thinkers and writers) was gathered and the public solicited to join the campaign. This has resulted in the event held during Art Night in London. As as a non-profit initiative, the Time for Outrage! campaign envisions to attract a committee of core supporters, patrons & influential artists-ambassadors. Thereby it hopes to keep operating as an outlet for indignation, but also as a means to raise awareness to act against the ongoing decline of today’s basic freedoms and human rights.